Found Family

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 17, 2022



There's a weird hermit living at the edge of a street. Rumours fly about him and what he does all day, whether he's a criminal or a psychopath. People don't go near him or his property and any interaction is minimal. Until a young vagrant kid stumbles ...

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The Silver Lining

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 12, 2022



So I just watched the latest Trope Talk by Overly Sharkastic Productions on Youtube (high recommend if you aren't already subscribed). The focus was on Doomed Heroes, and there's not much I'd be able to add to that comprehensive essay. Go watch it.

What it did inspire ...



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Horror and Technology

Banes at 12:00AM, Oct. 27, 2022





I watched and enjoyed this year's horror movie “Barbarian” awhile back. It starts off as the first AirBnB horror movie - or the first one I've seen, anyway.

It occurred to me that back when cell phones grew into common usage I wondered how horror fiction would deal with ...





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Quackcast 591 - Superhero types?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, July 12, 2022

LISTEN on our new player!
Listen on Stitcher ​​- https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/drunkduck-quackcast
Or TuneinRadio - https://tunein.com/podcasts/Books–Literature/Drunkduck-Quackcast-p1150194/

The Superhero movie cast last week was popular, I wanted to chat to Tantz about different types of superheroes. We all know that the same kinds of ...



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Breaking Ground on the Promised Duck Webcomics Redesign; DD Awards Trophy Contest CLOSED, Ballot Submissions OPEN

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 20, 2022


Photo: “Future DD Redesign (Original concept and additional touches by Emma_Clare)”

Attention Citizens of The Duck:
Important Announcement

Years ago the Duck community showed interest in a new design from its current soft yellow-bright yellow-turquoise-lime green-dark green-cyan color scheme and site layout. Mobile device technology has grown exponentially since the ...





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The Immortal Challenge

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 18, 2022



The idea that an individual (or many) have managed to escape death has always been alluring to creators. being able to live through history, being a constant in an ever-changing world, never having to die, can have its perks: you have innumerable chances to live the ‘good life’, you can ...

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MindTricks 1 - Memory

Banes at 12:00AM, May 26, 2022


I don't wanna be remembered; I wanna be forgotten


MEMORY and MEMORY LOSS in FICTION

Playing with memory and memory loss is a handy device for fiction writers, from soap opera-type melodrama to exciting-but-thought-provoking stories like The Matrix, and in all kinds of stories betwixt and beyond.

Like any ...







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The Professional as Character and Plot Device

Banes at 12:00AM, April 7, 2022


Better Call Saul!

First, let me apologize in advance for what will probably be a LOT of Better Call Saul related Newsposts over the next few months. The show is finally coming back, and has been one of my all-time favorites. So…BCS Lovefest incoming.

It won't be every ...




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Psychic Powers

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 20, 2022



Psychic Powers

Comics and fiction in general has presented to us many fascinating concepts that has kept our imagination hungering for more. Whether it be time travel or magic or technology lightyears ahead of our current frame of comprehension. But one concept in particular that always gets me hungering for ...



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Comic Holidays

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Dec. 18, 2021



Holidays are approaching for roughly all mainstream religions, winter holidays for non-observers, and Christmas is generally the main theme for at least the western world. It's a festive season all around! People rush for Christmas shopping, make plans for vacations or leisure or gatherings, brace for meetings with the ...

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